One of the most important factors in the SkillWorks initiative’s success is our ability to know what works and what does not work when it comes to a successful workforce development system. We have spent the past several years evaluating how our partnerships work and why they work well.
We have created this resource page to share those ideas with our visitors. Please take a few minutes to look around.
What’s New at SkillWorks
The Workforce Solutions Group, SkillWorks and partners hosted the 5th Annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit on October 15. Attended by more than 300 business, labor and education leaders, the forum featured the latest information on workforce and job creation policies as well as addresses from gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker. Read more about the event
SkillWorks' funders are excited to announce that Marybeth Campbell will be the initiative's new executive director. Marybeth comes to SkillWorks from the Patrick Administration as the Commonwealth's first cross-secretariat Director of Education across the Executive Offices of Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Housing and Economic Development. Marybeth starts on October 20, 2014. Read the press release here.
SkillWorks is partnering with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and the Boston Opportunity Agenda to improve pathways to post-secondary education and careers for Opportunity Youth.
SkillWorks recently partnered with World Education and CAEL to produce a report on the implementation of Prior Learning Assessment at Boston area colleges and workforce organizations. Read the report and recommendations here.